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Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week already making an impact

This week marks Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week and already, one story has captured the imagination of the city of Bristol. Homelessness in Bristol is a growing problem. Within the homeless population, a large number are considered to have multiple needs. This means that they suffer from additional issues such as mental health illness, addiction, offending behaviour and trauma. Many need support services to help them out of their plight and give them the opportunity to live fulfilling lives. As charitiesRead More …

Why it’s important to count the homeless vote too

homeless vote general election 2015 bristol

In each general election, at around this time in the proceedings, we get the statistics about the imbalance of those voting and those who stay apathetic, confused, or cut off from the political system. With hung parliaments and coalitions, more than ever we need to value the power of our voice and right of enfranchisement. It’s important to remember that homeless people still have the right to register to vote as well, even without a home. We hear people sayRead More …

IF Group joins Big Issue and Mayor George Ferguson at Bristol Big Sleep Out 2015

IF Group Bristol Big Sleep Out Mayor George Ferguson

IF Group Bristol spent a cold (but dry) night out to raise awareness of homelessness issue alongside The Big Issue at Bristol’s 2105 Big Sleep Out, part of the UK-wide Homelessness Awareness Week.  Jason, Aisha, Aaron and Lisa represented IF Group and stood and slept alongside George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, parliamentary candidates, organisations, charities and individuals who feel passionately about the need for more funds, resources and understanding of the causes of homelessness.  How else would we want to spend our FridayRead More …

IF Group Joining The Big Sleep Out, Bristol

Big Sleep Out Bristol

IF Group Bristol will be spending the night of Friday 27th February 2015 sleeping rough on the streets of Bristol. We’re taking part in the 3rd Big Sleep Out event to raise awareness about homelessness and highlight the problems that people without a home suffer from. The Big Sleep Out, Bristol is supported by several organisations that provide services for homeless and vulnerable people. 150 people will spend the night sleeping on the platform at Bristol Temple Meads station. ThereRead More …

Heart-Warming Homeless Awareness on Woolly Hat Day

Woolly Hat Day 2015

IF Group were proud to support Woolly Hat Day this year – which took place on Friday 30th January 2015. This was the 5th Annual woolly Hat Day, raising awareness about homelessness and raising money to help charities such as our Bristol Golden Key partner, St. Mungo’s Broadway. St. Mungo’s provides shelter and overnight accommodation for more than 2000 homeless people and managed to raise over £34,000 through the 2014 event. IF Group Bristol is working to find new innovativeRead More …